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Our Family Coalition

Fall 2019

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "Raising Up," by Interim OFC Executive Director Sam Ames [they/them]
  • "Building the Blueprint for LGBTQI Families," by OFC East Bay Programs Mgr Bryce Celotto [he/him]
  • "From Invisible to Visible: A Short, Queer History," by OFC Education Director Rick Oculto [he/him]
  • "Carla: Queer Educator & Activist," a custom coloring page in a recent Little Feminist book box 
  • Infographic: The Domino Effect: What if SCOTUS Rules LGBT People Aren't Protected by Federal Law? from Movement Advancement Project
Summer 2019

Summer 2019

Summer 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "The close of one chapter...," by outgoing OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • "...is the opening of another," by OFC Board Co-Chair Steve Disselhorst
  • "Farewell, Yusni, hello (again) Jeannette"
  • East Bay events update
Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "I Want All Children to Feel Safe and Seen," an interview with Gavin Odabashian
  • "What Makes Education Inclusive of LGBTQ Students in Schools?" by Rob Darrow
  • "Inclusive Education IS Social Transformation," by OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps
  • "Farewell, Tarah! Welcome, Rick!"
  • Book Corner: "Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag," by Gayle E. Pitman, and "Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities," by Jerome Pohlen
Winter 2019

Winter 2019

Winter 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "Modeling Parent Leadership for Our Kids," an interview with OFC Board Member Kelly Shira
  • "The Value of Giving Is Multigenerational," an interview with OFC Emeritus Board Member Martin Mitchell
  • "We Can't Do It Without You," by OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • Infographic: 2018 Impact: in Numbers
  • Book Corner: "Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness Into Light," by Tim Tingle & Karen Clarkson, and "We Sang You Home," by Richard Van Camp & Julie Flett
Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • “Every Vote Absolutely Matters: An Interview with NCLR's Cathy Sakimura”

  • “Part of What Happens Is Up to Us,” by OFC parent activist Laura Vyda

  • “Be Heard; Be Counted,” by OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira

  • Book Corner: "I Have the Right to Be a Child,” by Alain Serres
  • Corporate Partner Spotlight: NARVAR, Inc.
Summer 2018

Summer 2018

Summer 2018 articles and features include (PDF):

  • “Iftar: Making Space for More of Us”
    “Indulging Nourishment”
    “Food for Thought”
    “Book Corner:Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved”

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • “At Home in Community”
    “Two Kids, Eight Marriages, and Twenty Years of Change”
    "LGBTQ Advocacy Across the Lifespan”
    “LGBTQ-friendly Summer Camps”
    “Night Out 2018”
    “Book Corner: The Little Book of Little Activists; Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon; The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads”

Winter 2018

Winter 2018

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • Thoughts on Reflection: 'A People Should Not Long for Their Own Image'”
    “Visibility Politics: Why Representation Matters”
    “The Process of Becoming”
    “New staff Spotlight”
    “Book Corner: You Be You: Explaning Gender, Love & Family”

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Teachable Moments for LGBTQ Families"
    “Diversity in the Classroom: One Mom's Approach
    “Moving Movements: What Does Health Have to Do with it” 
    “FAIR Education at Our Family Coalition”

    "Book Corner: Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood"

Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 articles and features include (PDF)::

  • “Spirituality and Family”
    “Creating a Jewsih-Buddhist Family With Love”
    “A Leap of Faith”
    “Book Corner: Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World”

Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • “Raising Kids, Raising Justice”
    “It’s a Process, Not a Label: An Ally Dialog”
    “Paradoxical Times”
    “LGBTQ-friendly Summer Camps”
    “Night Out 2017”
    “Book Corner: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up”

Winter 2017

Winter 2017

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • “A Wake-Up Call to Action”
    “Selfless Loving for Our Children”
    “A Movement Reborn”
    “We Got This: What I Want My Son to Know”
    “Book Corner: Who Are You?: The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity”

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "How I Became Luna's Daddy"
    Trystan Angel Reese on Advocacy and Parenthood
    “New Beginnings / I am going to miss you” 
    “California’s New LGBT Inclusive History-Social Science Framework”

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "From the Executive Director"
    “Gratitude for Our Work”
    “Highlights: Family Programs, Outreach, Welcoming and Inclusive Schools, Policy and Advocacy”
    “Night Out 2016”

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • “An Incredible Leap of Faith”
    “Success Supposes Endeavor”
    “Twenty Years Later”

Winter 2016

Winter 2016

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • “Then and Now: Time Flies for My Family and Our Family Coalition”
    “All Our Families Coalition”
    “Ask Jon”
    “Our Family Coalition Timeline”
    “Big Changes to CA Assisted Reproduction Laws!”

Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • “The Adventurer”
    “Make It Our Movement”
    “Reflections from an Acting ED”
    “Summer Intern Highlights”
    Sibusiso Malunga, Mandela Washington Fellow”

     

Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • “It’s a Small World After All”

  • “Out in the World”

  • “Reflections of an ‘Assimilated Lesbian’”

  • “My Family: Reflections on Interracial & Same-Sex Marriages”

  • “Cruising with the Family”

 

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015 articles and features include (PDF):

 

  • "Co-parenting: Creative Dynamics"
  • "Forever Family"
  • "Making Magic"
  • "LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps" 
Winter 2015

Winter 2015

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Known and Unknowns"
  • "Being a Culturally Humble Ally"
  • "Making History FAIR"
  • "Important Moments in LGBTQ History"
  • "The Modern Family Act"
  • "Once You Go Ally"
Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Preparing My Family for Transition-Related Surgery"
  • "My Father Jillian"
  • "Reciprocity"
  • "What's New on the Policy Front?"  
  • "We Are Changing Our Children's Schools" 
Summer 2014

Summer 2014

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Dear Someone Like Me"
  • "What is Building? What is Breaking?"
  • "Summer Is Here"
  • "10 Tips for Resilience"

 

Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Our Family Forest"
  • "Being a Birthmother"
  • "Who Takes the Cake?"
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps
  • "Becoming a Surrogate"

 

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology"
  • "Preteen Advice to Parents"
  • "Invest!"
  • "Letter from Karl Fleschman"

 

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